Saturday, January 21, 2012

Obama touting tourism for jobs

Obama touting tourism for jobs
Tucson Citizen
To be approved, US travelers currently must pass a background checks and interview and submit fingerprints in order to use their passport to quickly pass through immigration and customs checkpoints upon their return to the US from traveling abroad. ...

Agency backs permit for proposed Adirondack resort
Wall Street Journal
AP ALBANY, NY — The Adirondack Park Agency voted 10-1 on Friday to approve a permit for a proposed 6200-acre, year-round resort and residential development in Tupper Lake. The largest project ever reviewed by the agency would rebuild the Big Tupper ...

8 ways you know you're really at a luxury ski resort
Fox News
While many resorts offer some degree of the amenities, you really can tell the difference when you arrive at true -blue luxury resort. So how do you tell you're at one, especially if you've never been to one? Last month I was lucky enough to visit some ...

Tourism minister says he does not have authority to allow wire-walk
Buffalo News
By Charlie Specht NIAGARA FALLS — For the first time, Ontario's tourism minister said he does not have the power to allow Nik Wallenda to walk from the United States to Canada on a wire. "I do not have the authority to tell the [Niagara] Parks ...

Buffalo News

Obama to Save Economy With…More Tourist Visas?
U.S. News & World Report
The US tourism and travel industries accounted for almost 7.5 million jobs in 2010, according to the White House, with international travel to the States supporting more than 1.2 million jobs. The new initiatives to boost travel could tack on another ...

Cuba says tourist arrivals rose 7.3 percent last year
Washington Post
HAVANA — Cuba says it received 7.3 percent more tourist visitors in 2011 than during the previous year. Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero says about 2.7 million travelers arrived last year. That's up from 2.5 million in 2010. ...

Tourism game not for amateurs
New Zealand Herald
But, please, I ask you to not encourage amateurs who have had no experience in professional hospitality or tourism into the business as a way of buying a job. We already have a problem in New Zealand (and not just in provincial towns) of moteliers who ...

Report: Tourism impact in South Dakota grows to $1.8B
Daily Republic
Mitchell's Corn Palace and other tourism draws helped boost South Dakota's economy in 2011. PIERRE — Despite a cool and damp spring and early summer, major flooding and high gas prices, South Dakota's visitor industry showed improvement in 2011. ...

State tourism office "applauds" administration efforts
Mountain Xpress
“We've been actively positioning North Carolina as a preferred international travel destination for nearly 20 years,” said NC Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. “Attracting international visitors to North Carolina is very important because they tend to ...

Federal Tourism Initiative To Be Led By Travel Oregon CEO
Sacramento Bee
19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Following President Barack Obama's Executive Order laying out a strategy for increasing international travel to the US, Secretary of Commerce John Bryson tapped Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) CEO Todd Davidson ...

Arizona tourism groups merge
The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Arizona Tourism Alliance have become a single organization and now will operate as the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association. Prior to the merger, the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association was a statewide ...

Move to promote tourism
Oman Daily Observer
The OCCI chairman added that operating these direct flights will open broader avenues for joint co-operation not only at the level of mutual visits, but promote the Sultanate'stourism sector and economy. This will also serve OCCI's goal in attracting ...

Oman Daily Observer

Boonville Tourism gets destination marketing status nod
Boonville Daily News
The City of Boonville Tourism Department gets most of its funding from a 4 percent bed tax, received from hotels such as the Hotel Frederick, when tourists visit the area. By Drew Deubner According to a Boonville Tourism news release, The Missouri ...

Joplin, New Orleans Benefit from 'Disaster Tourism'
ABC News
The tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., has come under fire for creating a tourist map of sites destroyed by last year's tornado, becoming the latest in a string of cities to grapple with the idea of "disaster tourism." In New York City, for instance, ...

ABC News

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Continues Remarkable Global Growth with the Debut ...
MarketWatch (press release)
St. Regis will continue its dynamic global growth with the upcoming openings of The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi and The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, in addition to the debut of the newly renovated St. Regis Aspen ...

Seychelles Tourism Academy focuses strongly on lecturers training program in 2012 (press release)
( The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has started the New Year with a strong focus on the training program of its lecturers. This is in line with the Seychelles TourismAcademy's strategy to further empower its lecturers, ...

Egypt tourism receipts slip nearly 30% in 2011
Click here Egypt tourism receipts slip nearly 30% in 2011 Published: January 19, 2012 11:55 AM By TAREK EL-TABLAWY AP Business Writer Revenue from Egypt's vitaltourism sector plunged almost 30 percent last year, the government said Thursday, ...


Golf industry a major segment of Alabama tourism economy
State tourism director Lee Sentell said this was the first attempt to quantify the economic impact of a sport that has gained prominence since the RTJ golf trail was begun 20 years ago. MONTGOMERY – Alabama's 252 golf facilities, including the 11 sites ...

PMO push to boost tourism
Business Standard
Tourism is set to get a definite push as a part of the government's strategy to attract investments across sectors and bring growth back on track. Foreign exchange earnings from tourism stood at an estimated Rs 77591 crore in 2011, 19.6 per cent more ...

NRA touts tourism as key to restaurant jobs growth
Mike Gibbons, former National Restaurant Association board chairman, has been named to the US Travel and Tourism Board. The board's new members were announced this week by President Barack Obama in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. ...

Govt extends Visa on Arrival facility to boost foreign tourist arrivals
Economic Times
The decision to extend the facility at four more airports was taken at the first inter-ministerial coordination committee for tourism sector. Government had set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for tourism sector under the chairmanship of ...

Business Council says reforming visa process could help the state's ...
Washington Post
ALBANY, NY — New York's largest business lobby says reforming the visa process could help the state's tourism industry. The Business Council of New York State says that while the tourismindustry is the fifth largest employer in the state, ...

South America rises as top tourism destination
And treading the delicate balance between offering good services to visitors without becoming atourist trap remains a challenge. Several of Latin America's tourism hotspots, including Aguascalientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu, and Mexico's ...

Chinese New Year fires up Qld tourism
The Year of the Dragon is breathing fire into Queensland's tourism industry, with thousands of visitors flying to the sunshine state to join Chinese New Year festivities. An extra 13 flights have been scheduled to handle the load - almost all of them ...

Good Times, Great Food and a Free Night at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort ...
MarketWatch (press release)
20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Mark Your Calendar for the Celebrated Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Mardi Gras Dog Parade Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces great food, good times and even a FREE night during the three day President's Day ...

Tourism concern over brothel
"There's a lot of tourists and diverse people and it's not ideal to have that opposite New Zealand's toptourist destination. Over the last 12 months, over 600000 people have visited the Tower." The 328m SkyTower is the tallest man-made structure in ...

Tourism saga:
The Swazi Observer
Not a single tourist came through that gate in the duration of the games save for South Africans working in Swaziland but residing in Barberton and other towns on the other side of the border. It is high time we got reports from the various players on ...

Obama touting tourism for jobs
By Daniel González
Obama touting tourism for jobs, President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to create more jobs by drawing more international tourists to the United States, a plan White House officials said would especially benefit states like Arizona, home ... To be approved, U.S. travelers currently must pass a background checks and interview and submit fingerprints in order to use their passportto quickly pass through immigration and customs checkpoints upon their return to the U.S. from ... | news

President Obama Promotes Tourism from Disney World | The White ...
By Matt Compton
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel during a statement at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 19, 2012. (Official White ...
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President Obama touts NC's tourism efforts |
The president also issued an executive order to speed up the tourist visa process in China and Brazil. International visitors make up two percent of the state's tourism, according to Lynn Minges, assistant secretary for tourism, marketing and ... - News

Tourism Sees Worldwide Spike
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The economic crisis, Japanese disasters, and the Arab Spring couldn't stop tourists from globetrotting last year, AFP reports. European tourism surged the most—6% higher than in 2010—helping to fuel an international rise of 4.4% that ...
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anthropologyworks » Ecotourism trumped by ethical tourism?
By admin
For example, Carrier and Macleod claim that the distinction between ecotourism and mass tourism is difficult to sustain when “the destinations and experiences sold to tourists are abstracted from their contexts, thus inducing a distorted image of ... Family Resort (Sun City Resort, South Africa), Australasia's Leading Tourist Board (New Zealand), Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Brand (Hilton Hotels), South America's Leading Golf Resort (Hesperia Isla Margarita, Venezuela) and so on.

GVB Applauds Obama's National Strategy to Boost Tourism by ...
By News Release
“President Obama knows the importance of travel and tourism to our nation's economy, and recognizes the role this industry can play in spurring economic growth, employment, and increased opportunities for all our people. This newfound ... Among U.S. Travel's objectives for 2012 will be for the U.S. government to pursue concrete actions to increase international travel, business travel, participation in meetings and conventions and leisure travel throughout America. Policies U.S. ...
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Vintage American tourism posters from sea to shining sea - Holy Kaw!
times. Tweet. Media_httpfarm8static_keflg. Jill Harness at mental_floss has handpicked a striking array of tourism posters from the collection of the Library of Congress that might have you itching to scratch that road-trip bug this summer ...
Holy Kaw!

Obama promotes tourism by disrupting it « Crush Liberalism
By crushliberalism
But here's the problem with Obama going to Disney's Main Street: They have to halt all tourism there for him to be seen encouraging more tourism, close the whole place down to tourists for much of the day while he's there and before.
Crush Liberalism

Southland's Best Boutique Hotels: Surf and Sand Resort « CBS Los ...
By ktphop
Guests who choose to stay at Surf and Sand are there to enjoy the view, the beach, the pool and the town more than they're there to go home with stories of the decadent rooms and marble tubs. Its name says it all.
CBS Los Angeles

Cuba says tourist visits up 7.3 percent last year | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
Cuba says it received 7.3 percent more tourist visitors in 2011 than during the previous year. TourismMinister Manuel Marrero says about 2.7 million travelers arrived last year. That's up from 2.5 million in 2010.
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President Obama aims to boost U.S. tourism industry « Summit ...
By Bob Berwyn
The travel and tourism industry — which has been pushing for the visa changes — projects that more than 1 million American jobs could be created over the next decade if the U.S. increased its share of the international travel market.
Summit County Citizens Voice

Obama eases visa rules to boost U.S. tourism -
The president also endorsed a national tourism strategy that highlights national parks, and cultural and historic sites.

Tornado tourism: new map guides Joplin visitors to the sights of the ...
It can be picked up, for free, at several local hotels and tourism centers. ... “I'm sure some people could find it somewhat tacky to build this as a tourist destination ...

New Island Born—Future Tourism Hot Spot?
A volcano beneath the Red Sea has given Earth a New Year's gift: a new island off the coast of Yemen.

Winter Park Resort - Snow Report
Winter Park Resort Official Site - one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, ideal for snowboarding and skiing vacations for all levels.

Obama talks tourism at Disney World | News - Home
President Barack Obama gives a speech about boosting tourism at one of the top travel spots in the country -- Walt Disney World.PHOTOS: Obama visits Disney ...

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